Aylestone Memories

Read and share memories of Aylestone

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This amazing community has grown around our invitation to 'Share Your Memories'.

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This week's Places

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After seventy plus years it's very hard to remember exactly what year I was sent to stay with friends of my mothers in Aylestone. It was likely in 1940 as the general panic about getting the children away from the large cities had begun in ernest. Now all I can recall about that time was staying at a lovely semi (...Read full memory)

I lived in Aylestone ,for the first 24 years of my life ,going to Marriott Road School ,then on to Lansdowne Road ,I remember as a young boy ,playing on a vast building site ,which was The Eyres Monsell Estate ,walking through 1st ,2nd and 3rd woods up to the Army Barracks ,we played on the site ,but we (...Read full memory)